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Carolyn V. (Noyes) Adams

December 23, 1924 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 97)


Carolyn V. (Noyes) Adams, of Middletown, passed away December 29, 2021 after a fierce battle with COVID-19. Carolyn was born in Colebrook, New Hampshire to the late Richard and Nellie Noyes on December 23, 1924. She married her first husband, the late Donald F. Pearson in 1941. The couple moved their young family for Donald to work at Lyman Farm, which provided Carolyn the opportunity for employment at Merriam Manufacturing Co. in Durham, serving as the company’s first female purchasing agent. She later met the love of her life, the late Allan Adams and added more children to her family. In 1974, she opened The Lighting Barn of Durham, which later became Carolyn Adams Country Barn. She was dedicated to her work at the store and cherished her customers dearly. She reluctantly retired due to hearing loss in 2017 after 42 successful years of business. She was infamous for her generosity, tenacity and throwing some epic parties. She loved watching the news and spoiling her dog’s Rocko and Stevie. The only thing that surpassed the love and dedication of her work was the love of her family. She was predeceased by her daughters, Donna Noonan and Carole Pearson, both of Durham. She is survived by Ken Pearson (Marilyn) of Durham, Daniel Pearson (Gail) of Northford, Alana Adams of Durham, and Belinda Adams of New Smyrna Beach, FL. She was always so proud of her 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. 

Due to COVID-19 her services are private. A celebration of life will be held in the spring to honor her grand life. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary at  https://ofsds.org/one-time-and-recurring-donations/   To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.



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